Hybrid Workshop: Best Practices and Obstacles in Ethics Educationfor Technological and Scientific Challenges, April 27th-28th 2023, Athens

I am honored to have been invited as an expert to the hybrid workshop on “Best Practices and Obstacles in Ethics Education for Technological and Scientific Challenges,” which is organized as part of the EU ERASMUS+ project, ETHICS4CHALLENGES (E4C): Innovative Ethics Education for Major Technological and Scientific Challenges.

This two-day workshop will take place on April 27th-28th, 2023, in Athens, Greece, and will be hosted by the partner institutions, Middle East Technical University (METU) from Turkey, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) from Greece, European University Viadrina (EUV) from Germany, and Inter-European University Association on Society, Science, and Technology (ESST).

The primary aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars, researchers, and experts from various disciplines to exchange ideas and share best practices in ethics education for technological and scientific challenges. This includes exploring innovative approaches, methods, and tools for teaching ethics, as well as addressing the obstacles and challenges that educators face in this field. Teaching and training professionals from all disciplines are invited to participate in the workshop sessions, which will be conducted in a hybrid format.

The workshop will be held in two venues, the Historic Archive of the University of Athens, NKUA, Skoufa 45 Street (Kolonaki), and the Amphitheater ‘Argyriadis,’ NKUA, Panepistimiou 30 Street (Propylaia).

It will also be accessible through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86003468724?pwd=RzJxb2RYUmRrc2JIY2VlRkpjekJGZz09

I am particularly excited about this workshop as it addresses a critical area that is often overlooked in the curriculum of techno-scientific disciplines. Ethics education is crucial in developing ethical awareness and responsible conduct in students. However, educators face various obstacles and challenges in teaching ethics effectively, including the lack of standardized curricula, limited resources, and cultural and social differences in ethical values.

As an expert in this field, I am looking forward to contributing to this workshop by sharing my experiences as an STS researcher, as well as learning from other participants’ perspectives and ideas. Through these exchanges, I believe that we can develop a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in ethics education and collaborate on innovative solutions to enhance the teaching and learning of ethics in techno-scientific disciplines.

Please find the full program here.